The Bangladesh Integrated Food Policy Research Program (2016-2021) opens a new phase of addressing Bangladesh's food security. The program will combine policy research with capacity strengthening to tackle all four aspects of food security – availability, access, utilization, and stability – in a holistic and sustainable approach. The program’s cross-cutting research activities will focus on a full spectrum of food policy considerations – storage and transport, market and policy analysis, and capacity building and outreach.
IFPRI will provide a sound analytical basis for guiding the program’s policies and practices on grain storage management. In doing so, the program will build synergies with key government research institutes such as the Ministry of Food’s Food Policy Monitoring Unit and the Directorate of Food, and the private sector.
This program is a collaboration between the Bangladesh Ministry of Food, IFPRI, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This program is a part of the Ministry of Food’s Modern Food Storage Facilities Project, financed by the World Bank.